The Mission’s cozy, lantern-filled ramen haven, Ken Ken Ramen, officially closed its doors. With the ominous slogan, “No ramen, no life,” many of us sure are going to feel the absence of Ken Ken Ramen next time that ramen craving hits.

As mentioned on Ken Ken Ramen’s social media pages and a sign on their door, they have closed due to “a variety of personal, financial, and professional reasons.” Ken Ken was open for over five years and was run by chef Taka Hori. They specialized in southern Hakata style ramen with a mind-meltingly delicious Tonkotsu broth and plenty of vegetarian-friendly options.

Following closely behind the news of the closing, Eater shared Ramenwell’s plans to open in the same location, after catching wind of the liquor license transfer. Ramenwell is owned by Harold Jurado, a Chicago chef now living in San Francisco. We’ll keep you posted as more news about this addition comes together.


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